Route Ahead Of Kohli, Says Former India Cricketer

Joe Root scored a century in the fourth innings of the Lord’s Test. The English won by 5 wickets against the Kiwis based on the former captain’s innings. Root also reached a great milestone in that century innings at Lord’s. He became the 14th cricketer to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket. The five-faced former cricketers also praised the 31-year-old Root, who scored 10,000 runs in the shortest time. In the eyes of former India wicketkeeper and selector Saba Karim, the English star is far ahead of Virat Kohli,

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For the last two years, Root has been pulling the English batting alone. The English opener crisis is at its peak after the retirement of Alastair Cook. Stokes-Bairstow is not able to burn regularly even in the middle order. Roots is flooding with regular runs for such a team. He has now got rid of the notoriety of not being able to make the innings big at the beginning of his career. No one can be fascinated by such a route!


Former India wicketkeeper and selector Saba Karim is also unable to. In his eyes, Root is far ahead of even Virat Kohli. Not only Kohli, but the other two in the ‘Fab Four’ who are recognized as the best four batsmen in the world – Steve Smith, he is ahead of Ken Williamson. India’s Virat Kohli, Australia’s Steve Smith, New Zealand’s Ken Williamson and England’s Joe Root have been called ‘Fabulous Four’. They are considered to be the best four batsmen of this generation in modern cricket.


In an interview with India Sports, Saba said, “Route is far ahead of everyone. I see only Joe Root’s name comes up again and again in the performance. Root is unlucky enough that he never gets enough help from the other side. Look at India, there is Lokesh Rahul, there is Rohit Sharma, there is Rishabh Pant to help Virat Kohli. The same goes for the New Zealand and Australia teams. Even in the conditions of the subcontinent, Root won the match against England by hand alone.


Root has been batting consistently for the last two years. On the other hand, Kohli-Smith has not been getting a century for two years. Williamson also fell behind due to injury. Apart from his contemporaries, he has taken the first place in 10 thousand clubs. So Saba says, ‘Joe Root has left the other three behind by a big margin. Especially in the last two years. If we take the matter of continuity, technique or temperament – the route is ahead everywhere.


fought and brought victory to the English in the fourth innings. In his words, ‘Such a game in the fourth innings is not an easy task, especially if the opponent’s bowling attack is strong. Watch New Zealand bowling attack – Trent Bolt, Kyle Jamieson, Colin D Grandhome. The number of good bowlers is not less. If a cricketer does well in the fourth innings against such an attack, then you have to understand how advanced that cricketer is mentally and technically.


In his nine-year career, Joe Root has scored 10015 runs in 118 Tests at an average of 49.57 with 26 centuries. At just 31 years old, he became the second English cricketer to score 10,000 runs. According to many, this batsman has a chance to break Tendulkar’s record of 16,000 runs.

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